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Detective Sergeant Jesse Riddle Receives Promotion
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Detective Sergeant Jesse Riddle of the McCracken County Sheriff's Department has been promoted to the rank of Captain. 

Captain Riddle started his career with the sheriff’s department in September 2001 as a road deputy and later was transferred to the drug enforcement unit. He obtained the rank of sergeant in 2009, heading the department's drug enforcement efforts.

During this time, Captain Riddle conducted investigations that led to numerous arrests and seizures in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois. His efforts have led to the seizure of more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine and over 1 million dollars in asset forfeitures related to the illegal sale of narcotics in this region.

In a press release, McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden stated, "Captain Riddle has developed long standing relationships with other area local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. These relationships serve our county well in assisting with the apprehension and prosecution of criminals in this area."

He has received many letters of appreciation from victims of crime, a letter of commendation as a result of his efforts in identifying a child sex predator, that had sexually abused multiple children in several Kentucky and Tennessee counties in 2009, and commendations from the Alaska State Police for assistance he provided them in a wildlife poaching investigation in Alaska, that involved a Kentucky resident. In addition, Captain Riddle has been sworn in as a special deputy U.S. Marshal task force officer. This enables the department to have resources immediately available in the location of wanted fugitives in the area, as well as the ability to track them.

Sheriff Hayden also said, "probably most important, Captain Riddle is known to be a dedicated professional, hard working and intelligent law enforcement officer who has earned the respect of his peers."

The promotion is effective today.

                Detective Sgt. Jesse Riddle has been promoted to the rank of Captain within the organizational structure of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, effective today.

 

                Capt. Riddle began his career with the sheriff’s department in September 2001. He began with the assignment of road deputy, and later was transferred to the drug enforcement unit. He was promoted     

                to the rank of sergeant in 2009, overseeing the departments drug enforcement efforts.

 

                During this time, Sgt. Riddle conducted investigations that led to numerous arrests and seizures in Crittenden, Calloway, Caldwell, Ballard, Livingston, Graves, Marshall, and Lyon counties in Kentucky, as

                well as areas of southern Illinois. Collectively, his efforts led to the seizure of more than 100 pounds of Methamphetamine, and over 1 million dollars in asset forfeitures relating to the illegal sale of

                narcotics in this region.  Det. Riddle has forged long standing relationships with other area, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. These relationships serves our county well in aiding and

                assisting in the apprehension and prosecution of criminals in our area.

 

                He has received numerous letters of appreciation from victims of crime, a letter of commendation relating to his efforts in identifying a child sex predator, that had sexually abused multiple children in

                several Kentucky and Tennessee counties in 2009, and commendations from the State of Alaska State Police Troopers for assistance he provided them in a wildlife poaching investigation in Alaska, that

                involved a Kentucky resident. He in addition, has been sworn in as a special deputy U.S. Marshal as a task force officer. This enables our agency to have resources immediately available in the location of

                wanted fugitives in our area, as well as the ability to track them.

 

                Probably most importantly, he is known to those in the department to be a dedicated, professional, hard charging, intelligent, law enforcement officer who has earned the respect of his peers.


Published 06:02 AM, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018
Updated 10:10 PM, Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018

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